Backup Coug QB Apodaca to transfer

Austin Apodaca was the first QB coach Mike Leach signed. (Associated Press)

Will finish semester before leaving Pullman

Backup quarterback Austin Apodaca has left the Washington State football program. He will finish out the semester at WSU and then transfer to another school.

Apodaca confirmed his decision to transfer on Friday night, saying that he made the choice to transfer and informed his coaches earlier this week.

“There’s a lot of things that go into it,” he said. “Being through the recruiting process already, coming out of high school it’s a tough thing to get right. I just want to make sure wherever I end up that I fit in, that I feel comfortable.

“And like I said, there were some different things that went into (the decision to leave), but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.”

Apodaca, a redshirt freshman this past season, completed 21 of 42 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns as Connor Halliday’s primary backup. He originally was recruited by former WSU head coach Paul Wulff and became the first quarterback signed to a letter of intent by current coach Mike Leach.

“I also want to make sure Coug fans know that I really enjoyed my time here and having nothing but good memories playing for Washington State and wish my coaches and teammates the best luck in the future,” Apodaca said.  “I’ll be rooting them on.”

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